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Jun 08 2015 (15:06)   02860/Santragachi - Mumbai LTT SpecialFare AC Special

apudutta   18 blog posts
Entry# 1504332            Tags   Past Edits
I travelled in this train a few days back. There did not seem to be any pantry car, even though your status shows that there is one. Kindly update.
General Travel
Apr 25 2015 (06:44)   02859/Mumbai LTT - Santragachi SpecialFare AC Special | LTT/Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (5 PFs)

apudutta   18 blog posts
Entry# 1441516            Tags   Past Edits
Any idea why the reservation status is being shown as TRAIN CANCELLED from 9th May on wards even though the train has been extended till June.
Info Update
Sep 04 2014 (16:48)   11013/Mumbai LTT - Coimbatore (Kurla) Express (PT)

apudutta   18 blog posts
Entry# 1206623            Tags   Past Edits
LTT to BNC is showing -2 halts. Please correct.

Sep 04 2014 (17:07)
JOSH*^~   13785 blog posts   15265 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1206623-1            Tags   Past Edits
Check it now..
Should be fine..
Thanks for d alert..
Travel Question
Sep 01 2014 (15:45)   12779/Goa Express (PT)

apudutta   18 blog posts
Entry# 1203599            Tags   Past Edits
Does this train stop at Dudh Sagar DDS/DWF? I am sorry if somebody has asked this before.

Sep 01 2014 (18:50)
GOA SK TO VSG~   6265 blog posts   613 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1203599-1            Tags   Past Edits
It stops at DDS station.

Sep 02 2014 (10:18)
apudutta   18 blog posts
Re# 1203599-2            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks a lot for this information. Is that an official stop both for 12779 and 12780?

Sep 02 2014 (11:06)
GOA SK TO VSG~   6265 blog posts   613 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1203599-3            Tags   Past Edits
Nope its a technical halt. So you will have to book tickets upto or from Kulem and get down or board at DDS. But 12780 arrives DDS early at around 4am and DDS is not like other stations there are no facilities for passengers like a waiting hall, canteen, etc. So what many people do is book tickets till castle rock and start trekking from there early morning till the falls.
Regarding returning in 12779 it stops at DDS station but there will be a huge rush to board the train, so don't bring children or elderly people with you.
thing is be safe enjoy the environment there but stay away from swimming in the waters there during monsoons.
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Aug 19 2014 (12:25)   12102/Jnaneswari Super Deluxe Express (PT)

apudutta   18 blog posts
Entry# 1191713            Tags   Past Edits
Travelled by Jnaneshwari Express from Howrah to Mumbai; reached today morning. The journey in 3AC was horrible, with cockroaches all over and rats making merry. I have used this train many times, never expected this to happen. Ostensibly, maintenance of the coaches has gone to the dogs.

9 posts - Tue Aug 19, 2014

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Aug 19 2014 (18:39)
PKV*^~   19106 blog posts   76 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 1191713-11            Tags   Past Edits
Very unfortunate Apu. Governments & Railway Ministers may come and go but this sordid state of affairs goes on for ever.

Aug 20 2014 (10:59)
apudutta   18 blog posts
Re# 1191713-12            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, I have complained. Hopefully things will improve. It pains that one of the best trains on this sector is being treated so shabbily.

Aug 20 2014 (11:01)
apudutta   18 blog posts
Re# 1191713-13            Tags   Past Edits
I travelled in April this year. Do not recollect things being so bad, otherwise I would have commented in this column. And I have also travelled in this train in the very first month of the run, of course, things were very different then.

Aug 20 2014 (11:04)
apudutta   18 blog posts
Re# 1191713-14            Tags   Past Edits
It is. But on the other hand, there were efforts being made to keep the train clean from garbage while the train was in motion. It probably is the case of negligence when the train remains idle at the yards.

Aug 22 2014 (23:55)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2507 blog posts   165 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1191713-15            Tags   Past Edits
It seems SER doing sautela vyavahar (step motherly treatment) at Santragachi coaching yard...
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